Chef Guy Fieri (pictured) and hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri’s respective reality franchises are getting bigger.
On August 23, Food Network will air a spin-off of Guy’s Grocery Games, which is now in its sixth season. The five-episode Guy’s Grocery Games All-Stars will feature all-star chefs from the culinary competition squaring off in grocery-related challenges, such as the Fieri Food Pyramid.
In the fifth episode, each contestant will team up with a pro athlete to go on a shopping spree to win a cash prize for their respective charities. The series is produced by Relativity Lifestyle Television, a division of Relativity Television.
Meanwhile, the Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Travel Channel is expanding the Atlas Media Corp-produced hotel transformation series Hotel Impossible with two spin-offs.
Hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri will star in Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets (8 x 30 minutes) and Hotel Impossible: Showdown (8 x 60 minutes) as well as the sixth season of Hotel Impossible (13 x 60 minutes), which will premiere on September 1.
Produced by Atlas Media, Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets will follow Melchiorri as he visits five-star hotels around the world, while the Loud TV-produced Hotel Impossible: Showdown is a competition series in which hoteliers compete for a $25,000 prize by staying in one another’s hotels and then rating and reviewing them.